Mr. Bill Bryan (right) Pelican's Perch Marina with
Scott Burt, Coastal Marina Management
Only 3 of this model engine are still known to exist worldwide, this one on display here at Pelican's Perch Marina, one in Europe in a museum on static display and one still in an 86' Army Tug, ST-479, now a personal yacht named "Tiger" in Stockholm, Sweden that as of 2009, was still in running condition.
The Pelican's Perch engine was in the ST-753 "Prewitt" built at Consolidated Shipbuilding in Brooklyn, NY and put into service in August, 1944. It was transferred to the US Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis in 1946 and remained in that service until 1981, when the output flange on the crankshaft broke and as a result, was put up for sale as surplus equipment because no crankshafts were known to exist to replace the broken one. It was sold to Brown Marine in 1982.